Posts Tagged Holy Spirit

John Paul II on Vatican II, the Church and the Holy Spirit

On the Feast of Pentecost we can appreciate the teaching about Vatican II from Pope John Paul II’s Dominum et vivificantem: On the Holy Spirit in the Life of

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The Holy Spirit as Gift

In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential love shared by the three divine Persons: personal love is the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of the Father

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Conclusion to Novo Millennio Ineunte: A New Evangelization

The concluding two sections of Novo Millennio are entitled “Duc in altum,” and John Paul II speaks about the new millennium as a “vast ocean” upon which we

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The Christian Family and the Spirit of Truth

The Christian Family and the Spirit of Truth

A statement by Jesus concerning the Holy Spirit has always perplexed me. John 16:8-11 is a strange text. 8 And when he comes, he will convince the world

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St Philip Neri and the Gift of the Spirit

St Philip Neri and the Gift of the Spirit

We have begun some meditations upon Redemptor hominis, about Christ revealing “man to himself” and about the crisis of our time in the degradation of the image of

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The Mystery of Piety and the End of Secularism

We depend upon the work of the Holy Spirit because our awareness of good and evil halts before the brink of darkness and we pull back. We come

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John Paul II on Sin, Righteousness and Judgment

The Gospel of the day, John 16.5-11, presents one of the most complex statements by our Lord about the mission of the Holy Spirit. “And when he comes,

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The Spirit of truth will unmask secularism

In a recent review of Charles Taylor’s book, A Secular Age, Mr Caldecott says that the book is frustrating because “it refuses, in the end, to simplify an

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